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Yuman Tribes of the Gila River

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Yuman Tribes of the Gila River : Abstract : Nature

Today, Yuman tribes live on generally located on part of their ancestral lands. Casinos, , and other enterprises provide economic support, as does tourism, particularly for the Havasupai who inhabit a beautiful part of the complex.

The Quechan (also Yuma, Kwtsan, Kwtsaan) live on the Fort Yuma Reservation on the lower Colorado River in just north of the border with . The reservation is a part of their traditional lands. The Quechan are one of the Yuman tribes. They should not be confused with the Quechuas, which is the term used for several ethnic groups that use a Quechua language in , particularly in , , , , and .

Spier, Yuman Tribes of the Gila River

Tony Soares

July 2-3 Course #NAPNØØ

Two-day session

Pottery has been made for more than a 1,000 years in Southern California, primarily for cooking and seed storage. Dig in to this ancient art form in this workshop, which includes a field trip to two clay sites, where you will learn how to carefully extract the clay before processing it for pottery making. Make small pinch pots and coil pots using this clay, and experiment with other natural clay samples provided by Tony. He also will discuss different methods of building pots, making natural paints, and various firing techniques. In addition, learn how to make and use a simple urban brick and charcoal briquette kiln to fire your pots at home.

Skill level: All levels are welcome

Tuition: $250

Lab Fee: $30, includes materials, field trip, and shared items such as screens and metates

Enrollment limited to 12 students

Tony Soares learned the fundamentals of pottery from his grandmother at age 7, starting a more than 30-year journey to revive the fading art of olla making. Though not of Cahuilla descent, he has helped revive the art of Cahuilla pottery making through his experimentation with local clays and indigenous handbuilding techniques. His pottery is displayed in art galleries and museums including the Tahquitz Canyon Museum. Tony shares his knowledge to ensure that Native American pottery making is never lost. He has taught at many venues including the Agua Caliente Band of the Desert Cahuilla of Palm Springs and the Yuman tribes of the Colorado River, AZ.



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The Quechan (also Yuma, Kwtsan, Kwtsaan) live on the Fort Yuma Reservation on the lower Colorado River in just north of the border with . The reservation is a part of their traditional lands. The Quechan are one of the Yuman tribes. They should not be confused with the Quechuas, which is the term used for several ethnic groups that use a Quechua language in , particularly in , , , , and .

The Quechan (also Yuma, Kwtsan, Kwtsaan) live on the Fort Yuma Reservation on the lower Colorado River in just north of the border with . The reservation is a part of their traditional lands. The Quechan are one of the Yuman tribes. They should not be confused with the Quechuas, which is the term used for several ethnic groups that use a Quechua language in , particularly in , , , , and .